CHIPPENHAM-based renewable electricity supplier, Good Energy, has commissioned a new 5MW solar site near Wareham, Dorset.

Oaklands Plantation will generate enough renewable electricity to supply around 1,300 homes and brings the number of solar farms the company has built and operates to seven.

Combined with its two owned and operated wind farms, Good Energy's installed capacity now totals 52.5MW.

Juliet Davenport OBE, chief executive and founder of Good Energy, said: "The commissioning of this latest solar farm demonstrates our continued commitment to owning and operating a growing portfolio of renewable generation sites.

"The site will make an important contribution towards Dorset's renewable energy targets, and will also deliver benefits to local people in the form of a community fund and bespoke biodiversity plans."

The company has also received planning permission for three additional solar farms totalling 12MW across South Devon, Dorset and in Cornwall.

Together they will have the capacity to supply electricity to around 2,990 homes.